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it is wednesday, october 20th, 5:00 a.m. in new york. thanks for getting an early start with us. i'm christine romans. >> i'm laura jarrett. welcome to our viewers around the states and around the world. president biden trying to close a sweeping bill to define his legacy. to make it happen he is ready to spend less. dropping priorities like free college and trimming child tax credits. >> democrats are pushing a framework for the deal by the end of the week. they want to iron out all the details and schedule votes on these two big infrastructure bills before the president heads overseas. one source in the meeting with progressives tuesday called it, quote, the most forceful case
i've heard him make on the need for an agreement on a specific time line. cnn's daniela diaz is live on capitol hill following all of the twists and turns for us for weeks now. daniela, what's the latest? >> reporter: laura, christine, it's really crunch time here. you can see why president joe biden is part of these negotiations, controlling with a heavy hand how these negotiations are playing out. now, i want to talk a little about some of the developments that happened yesterday that came from the white house and house progressives during their discussions. president joe biden actually informed during these negotiations that the top line is looking like it's $1.9 trillion for this massive economic bill that progressives want that would expand the nation's social safety net. of course, that's bringing it down from $3.5 trillion which was the original number negotiated, and it's closer to what senator joe manchin wanted. he originally proposed a 1 to $1.5 trillion package. he also informed house progressives yesterday that the bill is expected to drop the
tuition-free community college which was a major white house priority. also he indicated that the child tax credit, which is another key democratic priority, would likely be extended for just one additional year, much shorter than what they wanted. according to some of the sources that talked to us, that talked to cnn. child tax credit is also likely to be means tested, which is something senator joe manchin pushed for. now, the president also told progress i have lawmakers that they're weighing reducing the duration of paid leave from four weeks from the proposed 12 weeks. now the president also said that they will keep an expansion of medicare that includes hearing, dental and vision, which is in line with what progressives wanted. now, we heard from some progressives yesterday who discussed that they were optimistic about negotiations. of course, some of these comments you are about to hear came before the $1.-9 trillion top line number came out. but take a listen to what they said.
>> this is progress. the fact that manchin and sinema are finally talking about their top lines and what they can and cannot live with is a result of a progressive strategy to enact the overwhelming majority of this president's broadly popular economic provisions. >> i think the next couple days are going to be crucial with a few of those folks over in the senate that we just talked about. we're ready to celebrate this, what we delivered for the american people. we want to do it as soon as we possibly can. so we're hoping that, you know, the few holdout that are still out there, the rest of us are willing together. we want them to pick out what kind of wood they want their oar made out of and we're all together. >> reporter: now, still up in the air are some climate provisions that are included in the original $3.5 trillion package. senator joe manchin who is one of the key negotiators here, they have been pushing for less climate provisions because he's listening to his constituents in
his state, a coal state which is west virginia. democrats have less than two weeks to finalize these climate provisions. president joe biden is set to attend the united nations conference in glasgow. it's a time crutnch. they are racing against the clock. meanwhile, biden is set to visit his hometown scranton, pennsylvania, to push the economic bill and the bipartisan bill stalled in the house because progressives wants the economic bill finalized. of course, didn't mention the self-imposed deadline for october 31st to try to pass these two bills through congress. laura, christine? >> not to mention government has to be funded beyond december 3rd and there's -- >> not to mention. >> the debt ceiling. obviously a lot going on in the nation's capital. daniela, thank you for laying it out for us. why is the climate so important? a u.n. report, the biggest
no fossil fuel producers are beyond a key cliecmate threshold. past 1.5 degree celsius. we'll see more fires, deadly heat waves and floods like 2021. booster shots for adults 40 and up could be available very soon. just last month, the fda authorized moderna and pfizer boosters for people 65 and older. so why the change so soon? senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen has some answers. >> laura, christine, u.s. health officials will likely be recommending booster shots to people starting at age 40 or possibly 50 who received the pfizer or moderna vaccine. now, that's younger than the current recommendation which is age 65. now, these are folks who are six months past their second shot of either pfizer or moderna. the health officials say that new data is showing that people in their 40s or 50s are sometimes ending up in the hospital, even when they're
fully vaccinated with either pfizer or moderna. right now people under the age of 65 who got pfizer can get a booster, but they have to be in certain categories. for example, they have to have certain medical conditions or work in a risky profession such as be a doctor or nurse. but a source telling cnn that this will change, that anyone who got pfizer or moderna will be able to get a booster starting at age 40 or possibly age 50 as long as they're at least six months past their second shot. laura, christine? >> all right, elizabeth, thank you so much for that. a possible reprieve for a los angeles city employees who are still unvaccinated. hours before a mandate was set to take effect, the city council announcing a proposal to delay that deadline to december 18th. calling it their last best and final offer, the l.a. council said all city employees who do not get the vaccine will face termination. the l.a.p.d.'s latest data shows 66% of its employees have received the vaccine. 75% of the fire department.
in chicago, 21 police officers who have not entered their vaccination status into the city's portal have been put on no-pay status. today there is going to be a hearing in a case filed by the chicago police union against the city over its vaccine mandate. >> what we've seen from the fraternal order of police, particularly leadership is a lot of misinformation, a lot of half truths and frankly flat-out lies in order to induce an insurrection. and we're not having that. and so we want to make it very, very clear that the law is on our side. we feel very confident about it. >> meantime, southwest airlines says it no longer plans to immediately put employees who request a vaccination exemption on unpaid leave. instead the airline said those applicants will continue to work with mask and distancing guidelines. all right. cargo gridlock, ship congestion at a new high at the ports of long beach and los angeles on
tuesday. 100 ships awaiting along the coast. the pron isn't just congestion at the ports. there just aren't enough truck drivers to get products to the stores. the industry is short a record 80,000 drivers. that's a 30% increase from before the pandemic. if you're looking for discounts to start your holiday shopping, tough luck. many stores won't be able to get the products in time. they risk running out of stock so they're not running promotions because they won't be able to meet the demand. all this means stores have less incentive to offer deals to shoppers. walmart is doing amazon and target and best buy, they are offering black friday deals early ahead of shipping issues. broken supply chain means higher prices. gas prices up 42% the past year. the biggest rise in new car prices since 1980. food, shoes, electronics all rising along with many other products. items in your medicine cabinet may be getting more expensive. cnn obtained an email from procter & gamble on plans to raise prices on olay, crest and oral b. that is to combat higher prices.
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steve bannon in criminal contempt for defying its subpoena. bannon, who was once the chief strategist to donald trump, has not only refused to tell the committee about his conversations with the former president in the days and the weeks leading up to the riots on january 6, but lawmakers are also focused on this meeting that he and others held at a war room at the willard hotel the day before the riots as trump's allies tried to persuade members of congress to block the certification of the election the next day. the committee has also zeroed in on something else bannon said on his radio show on january 5th. >> all hell is going to break loose tomorrow. just understand this, all hell is going to break loose tomorrow. it's not going to happen like you think it's going to happen, okay. it's going to be quite extraordinarily different and all i can say is strap in. >> the case now moves to the full house for a vote, and then it will be in the hands of the u.s. attorney's office in washington, d.c. cnn's ryan nobles has more on
capitol hill. >> reporter: laura, christine, there wasn't really that much drama on tuesday night. the house select committee met. they voted 9-0 in unanimous fashion to report out this criminal contempt referral against trump ally steve bannon. and this begins the process of them trying to get him to comply with their committee. the full house has already scheduled this, a vote on the criminal contempt for a vote on thursday. it will then go to the department of justice who will begin the prosecution phase of this, all in an attempt to get bannon to comply. we did learn a lot, though, in this short meeting. it only took about 30 minutes, about the investigation strategy of the select committee. listen to what liz cheney, the vice chair of this committee and a republican, what she said about what they're hoping to learn about both steve bannon and the former president donald trump. >> it appears that mr. bannon had substantial advance
knowledge of the plans for january 6th, and likely had an important role in formulating those plans. mr. bannon was in the war room at the willard on january 6th. he also appears to have detailed knowledge regarding the president's efforts to sell millions of americans the fraud that the election was stolen. mr. bannon's and mr. trump's privilege arguments do, however, appear to reveal one thing. they suggest that president trump was personally involved in the planning and execution of january 6th, and this committee will get to the bottom of that. >> reporter: and there was also something they made pretty clear in this meeting on tuesday night, and that is that they want to send a message to the other people that they have subpoenaed. more than a dozen or so people that they're trying to get information from, and for the people that they are reaching out to, to get them to cooperate with the committee voluntarily.
they are willing to take whatever step is necessary to get people to cooperate with this committee so that they can get the information that they're looking for. the longer this process plays out, the more difficult it's going to be for the committee to finish their work. they probably need to be all done by the midterm elections of next year. laura and christine? >> ryan, thank you so much for that. new details this morning on several close calls and threats before american missionaries were kidnapped in haiti. cnn is live in port-au-prince next. which is a lot. so take care of that heart with lipton. because sippin' on unsweetened lipton can help support a healthy heart. lipton. stop chuggin'. start sippin'.
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new overnight, brazilian senators will no longer charge the country's right-wing populist president with murder. the leaked 1200 page report accused jair bolsonaro of deliberately allowing covid-19 to spread like wildfire. brazil has the second highest covid death toll in the world after the u.s. bolsonaro will still have to answer questions of allegations of crimes against humanity among other things. cnn's rafael romo reports from mexico city. >> reporter: christine and laura, jair bolsonaro is a president who last year called covid-19 a little flu. last december he joked about possible side effects of the vaccine, saying a lady could get a beard or a person could turn into an alligator, and more recently he boasted in interviews that he doesn't get a coronavirus shot because his immunity levels are through the roof. brazil is one of the hardest-hit countries in the world, and these statements have made many people very angry, including
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contact with individuals who were threatening them and trying to do harm. and, of course, then we had the kidnapping just on saturday. last night i talked to father rick frachette, a catholic priest and american who has lived here and worked with orphans in haiti. he said he's very concerned, having worked on dozens and dozens of abductions in this country, very concerned that if a large ransom is paid for these hostages, it could be trouble for americans and other visitors of the country. listen. >> if there is big ransom paid for these people, you can kiss all of us good-bye because there is not going to be hope for anybody. an 8 month old child is in their hands. a 3-year-old child is in their hands. so it's different and it's taking on a whole symbolic --
it's taken on a symbolic nature that the individual cases haven't had. >> reporter: as we have been reporting, these kidnappers have demanded ransom of $17 million for the missionaries who are being held. of course, father rick frachette said they do tend to is it for a lot of money at the beginning and that can be negotiated down. this, of course, perhaps a different situation because it's so high-profile. back to you. >> joe, thank you so much for being on the ground there in haiti for us. appreciate it. early start continues right now. good morning, everyone. this is early start. i'm laura jarrett. >> and i'm christine romans. it's wednesday morning, 31 minutes past the hour. time for our top stories to keep an eye on today. president biden stepping into democratic negotiations over his sweeping economic agenda. he's trimming the cost to under
$2 trillion to bring moderates joe manchin and kirsten sinema on board. that means losing free tuition and child tax credit. donald trump is asking to block the national archives from turning over documents to the committee investigating the insurrection. he wants a hearing in 21days. the lawyers argue they must intervene quickly to prevent confidential information from being turned over to the house by november 12. governor gavin newsom saying they are experiencing the worst drought. they will ban paewasteful water practices including washing sidewalks and driveways. the ntsb will be on the site of a plane crash. all 21 people survived the fiery wreck after take off. the plane was headed to game 4
of the american championship league series. this morning nikolas cruz is expected to formally change his plea to guilty to the 2018 parkland high school massacre. cruz is charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder. prosecutors have been seeking the death penalty. transgender employees at netflix and some of their coworkers plan to walk off the job this afternoon to protest dave chappelle's comedy special, the closer. chappelle has been under fire for his transphobic remarks. in a new interview with the wall street journal, ted admits he screwed up when he claims the show's content didn't translate to real world harm. after weeks of clamor from progressives, president biden is stepping up his involvement in the negotiation over his two big bills. during marathon meetings. the president discussed a lower price tag for build back better, somewhere between $1.7 to
$1.9 trillion. it also means putting some key agenda goals on the chopping block. all right. it's time for three questions in maybe three minutes. there's a lot to get to. let's bring in cnn's senior reporter edwards isaac dovir. so nice to see you on early start. we've seen the early adjustments the president is now apparently willing to make to this bill. he's put the price tag in the neighborhood of somewhere between $1.75 to $1.9 trillion something lower than certainly the progressives had wanted. why is he waiting till now to weigh in when progressives had wanted him to sort of move the needle and get in here earlier? >> well, first of all, it's great to be here. look, i think what we're seeing here, this is crunch time. deals get made at the deadline, and we're coming close to deadline periods here, the votes that are expected to be needed by the end of the month.
the president, before october 31st, is headed out of the country for a foreign trip and we're getting to a time when it actually is put up or shut up time for everybody. so that's why we're seeing what's going -- what's being cut, what's being put out of the bill entirely, and coming to the point where the president actually says what it is that he would like to see this final bill look like. >> the contours can keep changing here, but only four weeks of paid leave, free community college off the table, means testing for the child tax credit. how do progressives feel about this? >> well, they'd rather have more obviously. but some of this stuff is being pushed forward with the idea that they're getting some of what they want, putting the ball on the field to use an expression that actually came up a bunch in the obama years when they were trying to ghettet obamacare to happen. maybe change the health system, not get all the things they
want, but start moving the process to later on expand it. four weeks of paid leave is less than 12 weeks of paid leave, but it's more than zero weeks of paid leave. that's the way they are approaching this right now. >> i guess the idea is that, you know, when you start to give -- you make inroads on these important protections for people. it's hard to roll them back. once they're on the board, it's hard to roll them back. >> isaac, we also have election day coming up in less than two weeks now. i wonder how much do you think that all of these negotiations and machinations in washington, d.c., how much do you think people in virginia and other people in other places are paying attention to this? do you think this is eye kitchen table issue, if you will, for voters? >> joe biden was elected on the promise that he could get government to work, that he could get government to deliver for people, that democrats could actually run government. terry mcauliffe is running as a democratic candidate in virginia, not just within that, but obviously running to try to
be governor again to show that what he did, he can do more of. that requires democrats to show they've done something. but some of that is about what's actually passed in the bill and what they can get passed joe manchin at this point. some of that is about the selling process when it comes time. tim ryan, congressman from ohio who is running for senate in ohio next year, said to me last week for an article we had up on monday that this is a question for democrats. can they get this out? can they get the message out to people what they've done here once they do it? and he said to me, if democrats can't do it, then they don't deserve to have their jobs and they probably won't. >> wow. you know, i have to say a lot has been made about the mess of the timing, should they have done infrastructure first, not first. a lot of people in washington have been telling me, isaac, this is what it looks like when you're passing big legislation. it's messy. it's messy, it's ugly and it comes together at the last second. does that feel right to you? >> we're actually not so used to
congress passing bills at this point. over the last decade or more. this is what the legislative process looks like, doesn't often play out in the way we're used to thinking about it. the minute by minute coverage that we do here or we do all over washington, it's messy. it's horse trading. it's all those things. when you figure out how do you square the progressive hopes for this with joe manchin and kirsten sinema who have the dec decisive votes in the senate and the president who wants to get huge things done has that portrait of f.d.r. looking at him in the oval office, thinking that way. needs to figure out how to bring all the disparate parts of the democratic party together. it was always going to be messy. at this point it hasn't been too messy. there haven't been explosions or fights or knock down drag out fights in public. it's been relatively calm. >> the president has a huge
agenda, and not a huge wiggle room in terms of every single vote. >> even if it ends up being 1.7, it is an enormous amount of money and will be life changing for folks. >> senior reporter, great to have you. >> thank you so much, isaac. the biden administration is rolling out a plan to address mental health, the mental health crisis among students triggered by the pandemic. the new plan lays out critical areas facing educators and critical care providers and a list of recommendations. the goal is to enhance mental health literacy and stigma and other barriers to access. let's check on cnn business. look at markets around the world. asian shares have closed for the day, they closed mixed. europe has opened narrowly. stock index futures are barely moving. stocks closed higher tuesday. the dow up 198 points. s&p 500 and the nasdaq also up. more corporate earnings on deck today.
nestle, united airlines, verizon report before the bell. tesla will share its report when markets close. call it the squid game effect. netflix added 4.4 million subscribers riding the wave of the series that the a global sensation. the biggest ever series launched, 142 million watching in the first four weeks. it wasn't a blowout quarter, but sluggish subscriber growth netflix seems to be back on track. >> wow, 4.4 million. >> that's a time of the year when it's usually slow at the end of the summer. really good numbers there. we'll be right back. unlike ordinary memory supplements, neuriva plus fuels six key indicators of brain performance. more brain performance? yes, please!
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battles over vaccine mandates playing out in cities nationwide. now businesses stepping in with more requirements, have to meet a deadline set by the white house. let's bring in cnn economics commentator, an opinion columnist for the "washington post." nice to see you this morning. you know, catherine, we're watching these new vaccine mandates now at general electric, also union pacific, boeing, ibm, raytheon have them. you have to have mandates in. these companies employ more than 300,000 people. is this the way to fix the covid economy by vaccinating the work force? how important is that? >> i think it is critical. the evidence we have is these mandates work. from industries as varied as airlines to hospital systems. enough of the people who are holdouts, people who are not getting the vaccination at this point appear to have been merely hesitant as opposed to outright refusers that, when pushed, when
faced with risking the loss of their job, they do get vaccinated. a few of them leave. there are stories about those people, of course. their numbers appear to be tiny, so it has been helpful for employers. particularly if they are able to move in concert because there is a government requirement, for example, so they don't have to worry about losing workers to their competitors. >> there are a couple of c.e.o.s who i talk to who sadie essentially the biden mandate gave them cover. they were like, owe say, government says this, we have a government contract, now we're doing it. and that was a point of finality. >> needed. >> let's also talk about something, catherine, on the minds of a lot of consumers now heading into the holidays. all this mess over the supply chains, all these record backlogs, over 200,000 shipping containers sitting off the coast of los angeles. they were supposed to move to 24-hour service. i don't know, 24/7 service, i should say. some of these issues could be over and early 2022.
others thisnk it could be longe. what do you think? >> if you had asked me earlier this year if i thought we would be out of this mess, this tangle of supply chain bottlenecks by now, i probably would have said yes. maybe i even did on this network, because there were, you know, the widespread availability of vaccines. it looked like maybe we were finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on this pandemic. clearly any such forecasts were too optimistic, and i'm worried this will be around for a while, both because we have lingering vaccine hesitancy. we still have inability to access vaccines in poorer parts of the world and you have the delta variant and a number of workers, of koefrs -- course, reassessing their career priorities and deciding to stay out of the work force for a while on their own. i think this is going to stick around for awhile unfortunately. >> the average price for consumers, how long will that last? there is a big change in consumer behavior now because of the pandemic, right?
they're spending less money on services like concerts, using money for things like that. you're buying stuff, a lot of stuff. that's one of the reasons why the global supply chain is a total mess. how long do consumers feel this? >> again, a little bit unclear, but you are exactly right that the problems are both on the supply side, rather, that there are problems basically throughout the supply chain, getting power to factories, parts to factories, getting stuff transported around the world, to storehouses. we are demanding more stuff because it is still unsafe or relatively unsafe to consume services. so i think consumers are going to continue seeing higher prices for a little while. those price pressures for a little while, both because of those leaky supply chain issues, and so long as it remains relatively unattractive or risky to spend their dollars elsewhere. we don't know how long this will persist unfortunately, and there is the risk that enough
experience with these kinds of, you know, transition-driven price pressures could eventually adjust expectations and people kind of preemptively raise prices. we really don't want to end up in that state of the world. the fed doesn't really want that, but, you know, it looks like we are stuck with this situation for a little while longer so long as we continue to have these supply chain problems. >> so much uncertainty. >> christine romans tate me that. >> nice to see you, catherine. >> thank you. >> all right, nice to fisher price dialing up serious nostalgia. the toy maker is introducing a phone like the one you had as a kid or maybe the one your parents had. this one actually makes calls. the chatter telephone has a receiver, a rotary dial and wheels just like the original. you can pre-order it now. it's going to cost you 60 bucks. unlike the original, it's equipped with a battery and bluetooth inside. i want one for christmas.
>> that so retro and so cool. all right. long-time espn college announcer dick vitel revealing he haslem foam a. he'll undergo six months of chemotherapy. we wish him the best. tennis star novak josh ovechkin could miss out on the australian open if he doesn't meet the vaccine mandate. australian minister of immigration saying they would need to have two vaccination shots to participate. djokovic has declined to reveal his vaccination status and said he's unsure if he will defend his australian open crown. all right. the astros pulling off a stunning comeback to even the series with the red sox at two games apiece. andy scholes has it all in this morning's bleacher report. hey, andy. >> hey, laura. the astros were six outs away going down 3-1 to boston. things were not looking good. their superstar jose altuve like he has so many times coming
through in the clutch. a solo shot in the 8th inning ties the game at 2. then in the top of the 9th, red sox bring in nathan avalde. he struck out jason castro to end the inning. the at bat continues and he comes through with an r.b.i. single to center. the floodgates open from there and the astros score seven runs and they go on to win 9-2 to even the series two games apiece. the game today at 5:00 eastern. dodgers looking to avoid a 3-0 series deficit to the braves. they were in a world of trouble. down 5-2 in the 8th, but they got two on for cody bellinger. he blasted three-run home run to tie the game. then later in the inning, dodger star mookie betts comes to the plate and comes through with an r.b.i. double. dodgers get four in the 8th. they win it 6-5. l.a. will look to even that series on our sister station
tbn. nba opening night milwaukee bucks receiving their championship ring before hosting the brooklyn nets. giannis picking up right where he left off. final mvp star grabbed 14 rebounds. bucks easily beating kevin durant and the nets 107-104. the warriors getting their season started off on a high note, 121-114 victory over lebron james and the lakers. l.a. had a ten-point lead late in the quarter. you can never count out steph curry. ended up with 21 points, ten assists. the first regular season triple double since 2016. despite triple double after the game, curry telling allie laforce, played like trash. he only made five of the 21 shots. elsewhere, the drama in philadelphia, reaching its boiling point. disgruntled 76ers star ben simmons has been suspended for the team's season opener tonight against the pelicans for conduct detrimental to the team. head coach doc rivers kicked the
three-time all-star out of practice yesterday after he reportedly refused to take part in drills. all all-star joel embiid has had it with the situation. >> i don't care honestly. he does whatever he wants, you know. that's not my job. but at the end of the day, our job is not to baby-sit somebody. >> according to espn, they fines simmons $3.6 million for missing practice. the wife had quite the day. amari went into labor early in the morning, but she dropped to her knees as they were leaving for the hospital. the couple realizing they didn't have time to get there and he had to deliver the baby right there in the living room. he was on the phone with paramedics who helped him through the process. he was able to deliver a beautiful baby girl alani moon. mom and baby are doing great,
guys. i'm always so impressed with these stories and couples that are able to pull this off, laura. because that would have happened to me, i'm not sure i would have come through in that situation. >> i bet you could step up to the plate, andy. i have faith in you. >> you have to, i guess, right? >> hopefully it won't come to that. thanks so much. appreciate it. all right. thanks, but no thanks. 95-year-old queen elizabeth rejecting the honor of being named oldie of the year by the british magazine, the oldie. president title is bestowed on people of advanced age who have made a special contribution to public life. in a letter rejecting the honor, the queen's secretary said she believes you are as old as you feel. she usn't think she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept. >> it's such a polite way to say, give me a break. don't harp on my age. >> i'm not old at all. seasoned, not old. sea exactly. >> free community other college, paid family leave, all on the chopping block for the
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